BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu).
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Gumbo's clean babies - no diaper needed!
As I was filming the chicks in the nest, to my great surprise one of the chicks lifted his rear up and pooped - like a projectile - it hit me and I stopped filming. I should not have been surprised because I had read about this behavior, which keeps the nest clean. But the accuracy with which she lifts clear of the nest rim is impressive. The first video is in regular time, and the second in 4 times slo-mo.